The Angel the Internet Gave Me

Ever wish you had a medical professional on speed dial 24/7 while parenting? You know when you suspect an ear infection…10 minutes after the pediatrician closes. Or the question that isn’t worth copay but you know they would just say “you should bring him in”? Would you pay sweet cash to have a lactation consultant at you call when you can’t figure out a pain at 6 am on a Tuesday?

Well, my friends, I would like you to meet the new mommy guardian angel: Nancy Holtzman. Vice President and cofounder of Isis Parenting, Nancy answers new mom question on twitter…all day long. She has an entire thriving business dedicated to just that..helping new families. Sleep training, feeding, and every day life of babies and children. She covers it all. She is there to answer questions about poop that you are embarrassed to ask. But I would like to point an incident that happened yesterday afternoon. I picked up Ollie from daycare to take him to the nursing room and be puked all over me, the couch, the floor, the stool…you get the picture. We packed him up, covered him in a blanket and headed home. Halfway home? More puke. So I tweeted…and within SECONDS, Nancy responded with a post about keeping hydrated and how to she care of baby and yourself. See? My guardian angel. She then chatted back and forth with me about things to try with him to help him all evening. PRICELESS!

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Coincidentally, I did an interview with her yesterday for Liberating Working Moms.

This time around with Oliver, I found a saving grace on the internets in Isis Parenting. A group based out of the North East to serve new families. They have classes (online and in person), provide online resources, research baby products and are there to answer the questions new moms and dads have. I think their mission statement sums it up:

At Isis, we love babies and the people who come with them. We are committed to providing innovative programs and a highly edited selection of products for expecting and new parents…all under one roof. We nurture a thriving community of families who learn as much about the transition to parenthood from each other as they do from the experts on our team. Isis makes navigating childbirth and parenting easier, less stressful and more joyful.

I fell in love with them on Twitter. Not only do they have a main company account to promote their business, but Vice President and co-founderNancy Holtzman is online to answer folks’ questions…[keep reading]

Now go follow Nancy and Isis Parenting. You won’t regret it.

4 Comments

  1. I’m sorry. Both kids had it recently and Alec’s cookie tossing lasted off and on for a week. I hate puking more than anything and when the kids do it, I’m helpless. Here’s hoping he’s on the mend and it doesn’t spread. And I think I need to cave and join twitter…

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  3. This article was amazing. Thank you for being real and posting great photos along with fascinating details about what we were looking at. I just had my IUD implanted a week ago. I had no idea about the proximity of the size of the Mirena to the female anatomy. They show you the IUD, but it’s hard to know how it fits in there. I was worried it would be too big/uncomfortable, but now I can see the body can handle it. Thank you for posting this. You made me feel more at ease about having a price of plastic sitting up in there.

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